Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of symptoms that occur in some women during the second half of a menstruating women's cycle (after ovulation takes place). These symptoms include irritability, anxiety, depression, tension, emotional lability, and difficulty concentrating. Physical symptoms may also occur; the most common are feeling bloated (water retention), weight gain, breast tenderness or pain, lower abdominal swelling, headache, constipation, fatigue, and swollen hands and/or feet.
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